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Old 05-17-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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Trivia 5/17 (easy day today!)

Did you know...
Auguste Escoffier
Escoffier was a legendary French chef credited with inventing Pêche Melba and other classic dishes. He formed a partnership with César Ritz, and the two men established a number of famous hotels, including the Grand Hotel in Rome and numerous Ritz Hotels around the world. In 1902, Escoffier published Le Guide Culinaire, which contains 5,000 recipes and is still used today as both a cookbook and textbook for classic cooking

1. Which of the USA's food chains boasts the biggest burger, called the "Monster Thickburger"?
2. name the company that, in 1992, introduced pre-cooked bacon ($15 for 50 slices), taking half the fun (sizzle and smell) out of it.
3. what's the name for that stabbing pain in the middle of your forehead when something cold, especially ice cream, touches the roof of your mouth?
4. what's the name of the solution of salt and water-often mixed with sugar, spices and herbs- that you soak your pork, poultry or shrimp in to flavor it?
(hint; it's NOT marinade)
5. name the dessert that is comprised of one pound each of flour, butter, and sugar..... and eggs.
6. what are the three primary ingredients of cocktail sauce?
Dolly Madison invented ice cream as we know it today.

1. hardee's (ruby Tuesday?)
The wife of the fourth President of the USA was a renowned entertainer and the first to serve ice cream in the White House. However, according to a 1978 history published by the International Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers, it was a freed black slave, Aunt Sallie Shadd, who gets the credit for inventing ice cream as we know it. Dolly Madison brought Sallie's product to the White House.

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